“this Bairnsdale house was designed for a retiree who wanted a simple low maintenance home with room for visitors to stay”
The simplicity of the house and its environment was a requirement by the client who wanted minimum maintenance with a “lock and leave” capacity. The house is located in Bairnsdale on a half sized block and the design is a contemporary take on the townhouse. The ground floor has a linear plan with an entertaining – kitchen area looking out North onto the garden and courtyard. A guest bedroom and study- second bedroom with a bathroom and laundry also lead out to the garden. The first floor has the master bedroom and ensuite, which provides privacy from the social areas on the ground floor. The client requested a lift to provide access to the first floor, this is accommodated near the entrance. The building exterior uses a palette of materials including brick and weatherboards that reflect the neighbourhood character with a contemporary design. An orange wall at the first floor to provide warmth to the street façade.
The interior uses contemporary materials, with polished floor boards, timber veneer and earthy tones in the kitchen benchtops and cupboards. The bathrooms have feature stone tiles and clean contemporary lines.
Slap Architects acknowledges the Gunaikurnai People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Slap Architects stands. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, and their Elders past, present and emerging.